Quantum mechanics : a paradigms approach / David H. McIntyre ; with contributions from Corinne A. Manogue, Janet Tate and the Paradigms in Physics group at Oregon State University.

By: McIntyre, David HContributor(s): Oregon State UniversityMaterial type: TextTextLanguage: English Copyright date: Boston : Pearson , 2012Edition: First EditionDescription: xxi, 570 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN: 9780321765796 ; 0321765796 Subject(s): Quantum theory | Teoría cuántica | Mechanics | MecánicaDDC classification: 530.12 LOC classification: QC174.12 | .M3785 2012
Partial contents:
Stern-Gerlach experiments -- Operators and measurement -- Schrodinger time evolution -- Quantum spookiness -- Quantized energies: particle in a box -- Unbound states -- Angular momentum -- Hydrogen atom -- Harmonic oscillator -- Perturbation theory -- Hyperfine structure and the addition of angular momentum -- Perturbation of hydrogen -- Identical particles -- Time dependent perturbation theory -- Periodic systems -- Modern applications.
Abstract: This innovative new text presents quantum mechanics in a manner that directly reflects the methods used in modern physics research—making the material more approachable and preparing students more thoroughly for real research. Most texts in this area start with a bit of history and then move directly to wave-particle problems with accompanying heavy mathematical analysis; Quantum Mechanics provides a foundation in experimental phenomena and uses a more approachable, less intimidating, more powerful mathematical matrix model. Beginning with the Stern-Gerlach experiments and the discussion of spin measurements, and using bra-ket notation, the authors introduce an important notational system that is used throughout quantum mechanics. This non-traditional presentation is designed to enhance students’ understanding and strengthen their intuitive grasp of the subject.
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Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references.

Stern-Gerlach experiments -- Operators and measurement -- Schrodinger time evolution -- Quantum spookiness -- Quantized energies: particle in a box -- Unbound states -- Angular momentum -- Hydrogen atom -- Harmonic oscillator -- Perturbation theory -- Hyperfine structure and the addition of angular momentum -- Perturbation of hydrogen -- Identical particles -- Time dependent perturbation theory -- Periodic systems -- Modern applications.

This innovative new text presents quantum mechanics in a manner that directly reflects the methods used in modern physics research—making the material more approachable and preparing students more thoroughly for real research. Most texts in this area start with a bit of history and then move directly to wave-particle problems with accompanying heavy mathematical analysis; Quantum Mechanics provides a foundation in experimental phenomena and uses a more approachable, less intimidating, more powerful mathematical matrix model. Beginning with the Stern-Gerlach experiments and the discussion of spin measurements, and using bra-ket notation, the authors introduce an important notational system that is used throughout quantum mechanics. This non-traditional presentation is designed to enhance students’ understanding and strengthen their intuitive grasp of the subject.

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